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Paralegal – Statewide Prosecutions

Date Posted
June 26, 2024
Full Time

Job Details

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird seeks an experienced Paralegal - this position is full-time within the Statewide Prosecutions Section of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. Attorneys in this section primarily handle major offense prosecutions referred from local county attorneys across the State of Iowa. Eighty percent of the criminal cases prosecuted by Statewide Prosecutions are either death or sexual assault cases involving both adult and child victims. Cases referred by local county attorneys are done on either an expertise or conflict basis. Another significant portion of the caseload in Statewide Prosecutions involves sexually violent predator civil commitments filed pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 229A, election misconduct cases filed pursuant to Iowa Code 39A, elder fraud and abuse cases, tax fraud, securities fraud, environmental cases, and judicial qualifications commission investigations and prosecutions.

The paralegal hired will have the opportunity to work on any case prosecuted by the section. This work will include the preparation of drafts of legal documents, reports, briefs, pleadings, motions, discovery documents, proposed jury instructions, trial subpoenas, and other documents in connection with the prosecution of criminal cases. Duties also include preparing trial notebooks and assisting in trial preparation including contacting and subpoenaing witnesses for depositions and trials, drafting exhibit lists, preparing and e-filing exhibits, and drafting PowerPoint presentations.

This position will also be responsible for numerous administrative duties including the management of vehicles, supplies, and the preparation of reimbursement documents for the attorneys.

Some travel will be required since on occasion paralegals accompany attorneys to depositions, pretrial hearings, witness/law enforcement meetings, and trial as requested.


Since the position requires an excellent understanding of Iowa’s criminal justice system, prior experience in a prosecutor’s office is required.  

Salary range is $45,864.00- $67,974.40.

Contact Information

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Mr. Aaron McKay, Chief of Staff, at or 1305 E. Walnut St., 2nd Floor, Des Moines, IA 50319. The State of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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